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Kaufman County, Texas

Kaufman County

Kaufman County was created on February 26, 1848 from Henderson County. This county was named for David Spangler Kaufman, a Jewish Texas state senator and the second Jewish member of the United States House of Representatives.

The Kaufman County Seat is located in Kaufman also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Kaufman County are Hunt County (north), Van Zandt County (east), Henderson County (south), Ellis County (southwest), Dallas County (west), Rockwall County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Kaufman County include Combine , Cottonwood, Crandall, Dallas , Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Mesquite, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Post Oak Bend City, Rosser, Scurry, Seagoville, Seven Points, Talty, Terrell.

Kaufman County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Kaufman County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Kaufman County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Kaufman Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kaufman Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kaufman Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Kaufman County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Kaufman County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Kaufman County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Kaufman County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Kaufman County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Kaufman County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Kaufman County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W. Mulberry St., Kaufman 75142
  • Kaufman County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (972) 932-4331 Ext. 101
    • Birth & Death Records: 1869 for Birth; 1903 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1849
    • Court Records: 1856
  • Kaufman County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Kaufman County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Kaufman County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Kaufman County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Kaufman Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Kaufman Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Kaufman Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Kaufman Co. TX Census Records

Kaufman Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Kaufman Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Kaufman Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kaufman Co. TX General and History Websites

Kaufman Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Kaufman Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kaufman Co. TX Military Records

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